Anyone considering a home extension project will usually focus on the most obvious parameters, from the footprint or square metreage of the proposed building to the intended use of the new space.
Increasingly, however, the connection with the outdoors and, specifically, the views provided of the surrounding environment is becoming as important.
Glazed extensions have been providing these benefits, amongst a number of other advantages, to property owners wishing to extend their homes by combining a sense of both luxury and practicality.
Bringing nature and the outside closer to home is an example of what is known as biophilic design – the design notion of connecting buildings with the natural environment.’ With this concept in mind, here are 5 different projects which illustrate how an orangery or conservatory has helped to maximise the views from inside the home.
Generous Windows & Bi–Fold Doors
This oak orangery features full height windows and glazed bi-fold doors around each of the key elevations, providing panoramic views across the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Combined with the substantial overhead lantern roof, this living space is bathed in natural light and affords the best possible outlook, to be enjoyed from the comfort of inside the home, whatever the time of year.
Orangery with French Doors
This painted timber orangery below was designed to enhance this former Mill House in Wiltshire.
With views like these out towards the mill pond and scenic local countryside, this is one of the most picturesque settings for an orangery that can be imagined – which has been enhanced by the addition of this orangery with French doors.
Gable Roof Garden Room
Complementing the architecture of the existing building, the design of this oak framed garden room included twin roof gables to help tie the join the overall look of the scheme together.
The extended height of these gables has been fully glazed, ensuring the maximum amount of light and the best possible views across the rolling Gloucestershire countryside.
A Luxury Conservatory
For sheer comfort and elegance, how about the interior view from this luxury conservatory below?
Combining a number of bespoke design features with a full glazed roof, the hallmark of a conservatory, this eye-catching extension is the perfect place to relax during the day or stargaze by night.
This Tudor style property in Berkshire suffered from lower levels of natural light, whilst not capitalising on the views of the attractive garden and landscape.
An orangery was the logical design choice, to create a new light-filled living space, which brought the outdoors so much closer to the indoors.
From full height glazing to a bespoke orangery or conservatory, here are some inspirational ideas that will maximise the views of your garden and surrounding countryside from the comfort of inside your home.
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